Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Bernard Terrace Surgery move

Here is part of the press release from from the Health and Social Care Partnership about the Southside Surgery moving to Cameron Toll:
"The future of Southside GP Surgery has been secured after a move to the Conan Doyle Medical Centre was agreed through the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP)
The Southside Surgery came under direct NHS Management in January, through the HSCP.  The practice had been facing a number of challenges regarding recruitment and retention, similar to the pressures being faced by general practice across the country.  The GP partners took the difficult decision to withdraw from their contract and this resulted in the need for the current premises to be sold and to look at alternatives for the future.
 .. . . The GPs and staff have transferred to NHS Lothian providing job security and opportunities to explore new service delivery approaches. . . . .the Southside Surgery will move to its new home in May or June."
At the moment I'm not sure if this is a permanent move or not.   It is one and a half miles from the current location and appears to have ample space - if the press release is anything to go by.  Certainly it is on bus routes and has good disability access.

Details are still being finalised and patients will be contacted soon. 

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